Just nine days have passed since Brandon’s Joel Edmundson won hockey’s ultimate prize alongside his St. Louis Blues teammates in a thrilling Game Seven victory in Boston over the Bruins.
As has been custom, players on the Cup winning team each get their own private day with the trophy and Edmundson will be no exception. It was learned this evening via the Edmundson family that the trophy is expected to be in Brandon on July 8th and that a public open house is in the works for that afternoon. Further details are expected to be announced next week.
When the Blues emerged victorious, Edmundson became the first Brandon-born player to win the cup in nearly three decades. In 22 games during the post-season, the one-time AAA U18 Wheat King notched a goal and seven points.
The Stanley Cup is the oldest trophy in North American professional sports, having first been awarded in 1893 and exclusively awarded to the NHL champion since 1926.
Photo credit: Lois Edmundson